Posts from the ‘Foreign Language’ Category

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Speakcheats foreign word of the day – Silhouette.

Speakcheats Weekly Challenge - Silhouette

Not a bad pic for sticking my hand out the window of a bus

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English – Silhouette

German – Die Silhouette

Chinese – 身影  “shenning”

Spanish – la silueta

Japanese – 影画 “kagae”
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If anybody else knows of how to say “silhouette” in other languages, feel free to share them in the comments and take part in the word of the day challenge.

Previous Weekly Challenge: Everyday Life

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine

Speakcheats foreign word of the day:  Mine

Speakcheats Foreign Word of the Day- Computer

My portal to technology

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May as well do an impromptu possessive pronoun lesson while I’m at it

English – My,  Your, His, Her, Its, Our, Thier

German – Mein, Dein, Sein, Ihr, Ihr, Unser, Ihre  (endings need to inflect gender of the noun)

Chinese – 我的,你的, 他的, 她的, 它的, 我們的,你們的  “woah duh, knee duh, ta duh x 3, woah men duh, ta men duh”

Spanish – mi, tu, su (his/her/it), nuestro, vuestro

Japanese – 私の, あなたの, あの人の, 私達の, あの人達の “watashi no, anata no, anohito no, watashitachi no, anohitotachi no
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If anybody else knows of how to say “mine” in other languages, feel free to share them in the comments and take part in the word of the day challenge.

Previous Weekly Challenge: Everyday Life

Travel Theme: Foliage

On to speakcheats foreign word of the day – Foliage

Speakcheats Travel theme - Foliage

Living in the tropics means everything is green all the time.

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English – folilage

German – die Laubblätter

Chinese – 葉子 “eh tze”

Spanish – el follaje

Japanese –普通葉 “hutsuuyo”
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If anybody else knows of how to say “foliage” in other languages, feel free to share them in the comments and take part in the word of the day challenge.

Previous Weekly Challenge: Everyday Life

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary (It’s not just for people)

My first solitary post won’t be so solitary afterall.

Speakcheats Weekly Challenge - Solitary Raven

To be part of a flock, quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”

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English – Raven

German – Der Rabe

Chinese – 大烏鴉   “da woo yaa”

Spanish – el cuervo

Japanese –烏, 鴉  “karasu”
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If anybody else knows of how to say “Raven” in other languages, feel free to share them in the comments and take part in the word of the day challenge.

Previous Weekly Challenge: Everyday Life

Travel Theme: White

More challenges, more posts, what a shame =b
Guess I just have to take more pictures then.

On to speakcheats foreign word of the day – White

I could just make a post entirely of sculptures from Le Louvre for this theme but this one is by far my favorite.

Speakcheats Travel theme - White

Hard to tell who is alive here and who is merely stuck in place

This one comes from one of the most surreal bike rides I’ve had in Kaohsiung, the fog made everything look so interesting.

Speakcheats Travel theme - White 3

Sometimes nature just gives you pictures like these

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English – white

German – weiß

Chinese – 白  “by”

Spanish – blanco

Japanese –白い “shiroi”
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If anybody else knows of how to say “white” in other languages, feel free to share them in the comments and take part in the word of the day challenge.

Previous Weekly Challenge: Everyday Life

Sunday Post Photo Challenge: People

Just discovered a new photo challenge and more words to translate for speakcheats’ foreign word of the day – People

Speakcheats Sunday Post Challenge - People

People doing what they do best,
building their dreams.

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English – people

German – Die Leute

Chinese – 人們  “renmen”

Spanish – la gente (as a group), la personas  (as individuals)

Japanese –人達 “hitotara”
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If anybody else knows of how to say people” in other languages, feel free to share them in the comments and take part in
the Speakcheats word of the day translation challenge!

Previous foreign word of the day: Beautiful

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

This week’s theme makes me wish I didn’t use the picture I did for speakcheats’ foreign word of the day – Everyday Life.
Oh well, guess I just have to take more pictures then.

Speakcheats Weekly Challenge - Solitary

We all walk our own paths in life.

These translations are proving to be challenging as most languages combine it with alone.  The difference between the two in my experience is that alone represents being cut off from all connections, personal or otherwise while solitary means just separating oneself from other people.
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English – Solitary

German – einsiedlerisch

Chinese – 独行  “do sheeng”

Spanish – solitario

Japanese –独居“dookyo”
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If anybody else knows of how to say “solitary” in other languages, feel free to share them in the comments and take part in the word of the day challenge.

Previous Weekly Challenge: Everyday Life